Putting your best foot forward when interviewing is a must, yet too many people still make obvious mistakes that negatively affect the impressions they make on interviewers. Recent college grads aren’t the only guilty parties either; senior executives — who should know better — make interviewing mistakes too. Read More
As you advance in your career, a well-written professional bio can be an important part of your personal brand. Although generally not used when looking for a job (unless in conjunction with a resume and other materials), a bio is often essential when pursuing board roles, speaking engagements, media opportunities and even new clients. Read More
Whenever you attend an event where networking occurs – such as a conference, professional association gathering, industry seminar, internal meeting or client outing – one key element that sets the tone and directly impacts new relationships and opportunities is… how you introduce yourself!
Events of almost any kind provide great opportunities to “get out there,” increase your professional visibility and enable your personal brand to come to life. Whether it’s a conference, networking event, seminar, benefit or party, these gatherings provide an environment ripe for meeting others, expanding your network, building new relationships and strengthening existing ones. Read More
First impressions matter, and your LinkedIn profile is often someone’s first (or second) impression of you when cultivating a professional relationship. Your profile is an important part of your personal brand and since you have complete control over what to include, it’s up to you to put your best foot forward in every section. Read More
“Are you going to wear that?” How many of us heard our mothers ask this question when we were younger? She asked because she knew something important: first impressions matter. Even before you speak a word to someone, how you dress — and what you wear, specifically – can impact both the initial impression you make on others and their subsequent expectations about you. Read More